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Saturday, 15 December 2018

The re-education of Economics 101

quote [ complaints of students who said they?d studied economics to understand issues like poverty, inequality ... but faced years of abstract economic
When the global economy went into free fall, economists suffered a severe loss of credibility. They were vilified for not anticipating the financial crisis and further berated for their inability to offer credible ways to speed up the weak recovery,

It has prompted a period of soul-searching among economists to try and correct their errors. ]

My memory of Econ 101 was supply and demand, everyone makes rational economic decisions. I never believed everyone makes the rational economic decisions, and knew universities were teaching BS, just had to suck it in to get on the tread mill of economic survival.
[SFW] [business] [+1 Good]
[by yunnaf@3:44pmGMT] [14 comments]

Johnson & Johnson accused of hiding the asbestos in its baby powder for decades

quote [ A Reuters report caused the stock to tank. ]

In an asbestos embrace
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[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [13 comments]

Friday, 14 December 2018

Nearly $300K still missing after Brink?s armored truck spills cash on N.J. highway

quote [ Motorists who stopped their cars to pick up cash that fell out of Brink?s truck in East Rutherford on Thursday have so far turned in more than $10,000, however nearly $300,000 remained missing, authorities said Friday afternoon.

East Rutherford police said in a statement that two bags of cash fell from a Brink?s truck near MetLife Stadium on Thursday. One of the plastic bags had $140,000 and the other carried $370,000. ]

Dammit. I never seem to be in the right place when something like this comes down.
[SFW] [business]
[by knumbknutz@10:21pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Duped by Zozo's Polka Dot Suit-Powered 'Custom-Fit' Clothes Gimmick

quote [ The oversized jeans bunched up comically and uncomfortably around my waist as I tightened my belt last night, and I realized that I?d totally fallen for a diabolical scheme. I believed a brand and had been owned very hard. ]

A follow up, of sorts, to this post. Be sure to check out the update at the end.
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[by Hugh E.@7:59pmGMT] [8 comments]

When a Chain Breaks

quote [ What a blogger learned from a year of traveling to restaurants that used to be part of much larger chains before being forced to fend for themselves. ]

They broke away, they broke away
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[by ScoobySnacks@12:44pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

'Corporate Greed at Its Worst': After Reaping $514 Million From GOP Tax Scam and Billions in Public Subsidies, GM to Fire Nearly 15,000 Workers

quote [ "General Motors' decision to gut its workforce epitomizes the bad corporate behavior Republicans in Congress have incentivized for generations." ]

One of the plants being closed is in an area of Detroit once known as Poletown. It was an immigrant community claimed via eminent domain. Picture Gallery: Poletown, the Detroit neighborhood demolished for GM plant
[SFW] [business] [+7 Sad]
[by steele@5:41pmGMT] [13 comments]

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Corporate Casserole

quote [ Pondering Thanksgiving through an exceedingly corporate lens. Some of the holiday?s most important elements were brought to you by marketing and lobbying. ]

Powers of Thanksgiving
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[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Amazon chooses NYC, Northern Virginia for new headquarters

quote [ Amazon is expected to evenly divide its pledged 50,000 new jobs between the new offices, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news. ]

Why not - because you sure as hell wouldn't want West Virginia, or Mississippi, or any of the myriad of rust-belt states that has the space and need for the jobs to have them. Of course, why would Appalachia want to train or prep for jobs like these anyway, when they were all waiting on that giant comeback of coal mining they were promised?
[SFW] [business] [+1 Informative]
[by knumbknutz@6:48pmGMT] [19 comments]

Monday, 12 November 2018

The War Inside 7-Eleven

quote [ The company has been battling its store owners for years. It seems to have found a new tool: U.S. immigration authorities. ]

They go into the 7-11 and I keep walking
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[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Google's Retreat from Berlin, Explained

quote [ The fight over Google?s Berlin campus was not about rejecting a tech leviathan as such. It was about preserving the integrity of a specific neighborhood?one in which Google would have struggled to fit. ]

Sorry, same page as the other article but you might be interested.
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[by Paracetamol@2:03pmGMT] [1 comment]

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